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  • The Lost Art Of Saying Thank You

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
     | 1,832 views

    “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy - because we will always want to have something else or something more.” - David Steindl-Rast Everyone likes to feel appreciated. I remember a ...read more

  • We're On The Same Team  PRO

    Contributed by Gaylon Clark on Dec 9, 2013
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,802 views

    Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin had every reason as teammates to be friends, but they were not. Incognito harassed and bullied Martin. He called him a racial slur in a voicemail played by every media outlet in the country. He threatened to kill him and his family. Incognito claimed all of this ...read more

  • Husband Doesn't Get It  PRO

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Jun 19, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,994 views

    TWICE A WEEK After just a few years of marriage filled with disagreements and arguments, a young man and his wife decided the only way to save their marriage was to try counseling. Things had slipped from bad to worse as the months passed, turning their marriage into a marathon of misery. They ...read more

  • Looking Like Your Owner

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 6, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,679 views

    LOOKING LIKE YOUR OWNER Researchers at the University of California, San Diego recently came out with a study showing that, supposedly, people and their dogs often look alike. In the study, a panel of judges was able to match 16 out of 25 pure bread dogs with their owners. The reason for ...read more

  • The "Stream Of Forgiveness"  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 14, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,457 views

    THE "STREAM OF FORGIVENESS" Mirosalv Volf wrote a fantastic book on forgiveness titled "Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace." In the book he uses the beautiful imagery of a stream to show how God's character (love) is poured into us by His Spirit and becomes our ...read more

  • Lucille Ball On What's Wrong With Families

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 29, 2012
     | 1,025 views

    LUCILLE BALL ON WHAT’S WRONG WITH FAMILIES Lucille Ball, shortly before her death, did a remarkable TV interview with Merv Griffin. He asked her a very serious and pointed question: "Lucille, you’ve lived a long time on this earth and you are a wise person. What’s happened to our country? What’s ...read more

  • Over-Running The Temple

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 11, 2012
     | 1,253 views

    OVER-RUNNING THE TEMPLE Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric ...read more

  • Avoiding Sales

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2012
     | 899 views

    AVOIDING SALES The Houston Chronicle, Sept. 25, 1995 records the following quote. As a man sat contemplating the impending expenses of Christmas, his wife burst through the door with an armload of packages. She gleefully remarked, "You told me to stay away from all of those sales so ...read more

  • Passionate Counseling

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2012
     | 951 views

    PASSIONATE COUNSELING A distraught man brought his wife to see the pastor. The woman was listless and unresponsive. After about thirty minutes of futile attempts to counsel them, the pastor walked over to the woman, pulled her from the chair, wrapped his arms around her and gave her a passionate ...read more

  • Missing Husband

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
     | 960 views

    MISSING HUSBAND A woman went to the police station to report her husband as missing. She described him as "29 years old, six foot three, athletic, and handsome." The sergeant shook his head. "Wait a minute, lady. I know your husband. He’s 50, short, and overweight." The woman said, ...read more

  • A Jealous Wife

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,042 views

    A JEALOUS WIFE A man worked in an office with several attractive ladies. His wife, constantly jealous, had a list of questions ready every day. Then she would examine his coat. If she found a blond hair she would accuse, "You’re having an affair with a blond woman." If she found a red hair, ...read more

  • Eating A Bald Eagle  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 996 views

    EATING A BALD EAGLE A forest ranger is making rounds in a remote part of the wooded reserve when he comes across an unkempt man, sitting at a make-shift campfire, and, to the ranger's astonishment, eating a fish and a bald eagle. The man is consequently put in jail for the crime. He was soon ...read more

  • I Tithe—he'll Find Me.  PRO

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 1, 2011
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,206 views

    "I TITHE--HE'LL FIND ME." Two men have ended up marooned on an island in the South Pacific. You can fill in the blanks as to how they got there. So they are on the clichéic deserted island, one palm tree, nothing to see but the ocean. One guy is in a complete panic, pacing back and forth, ...read more

  • J.s. Bach On The Purpose Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 30, 2010
     | 743 views

    J.S. Bach on the Purpose of Music J.S. Bach said, “All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul’s refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hub-bub.” He headed his compositions: “J.J.” “Jesus Juva” which means “Jesus help ...read more

  • What The Name

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
     | 898 views

    What the Name "Hoover" means in Finland At the end of World War I, Herbert Hoover, later to become President of the United States, led the allied relief efforts in Europe. He kept hundreds of thousands from starving, and a new word entered the Finnish language. In Finland, to “HOOVER” means to be ...read more

  • The Devastating Fruit Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
     | 842 views

    The Devastating Fruit of Unforgiveness Once upon a time there was a man to whom a great harm had been done. The exact nature is of no consequence, as long as we know the hurt went deep. He felt it continually, the pain was searing and relentless, and even the most basic tasks of life were ...read more

  • The Church: The Balm Of Healing

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,026 views

    THE CHURCH: THE BALM OF HEALING In the book, The Empowered Communicator, Calvin Miller says that most people we come in contact with are silently thinking: • I am loneliness waiting for a friend • I am weeping in want of laughter • I am a sigh in search of consolation • I am a wound in ...read more

  • Slow To Anger...

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 30, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 885 views

    SLOW TO ANGER... Slow to suspect - quick to trust, Slow to condemn – quick to justify, Slow to offend – quick to defend, Slow to expose – quick to shield, Slow to reprimand – quick to forbear, Slow to belittle – quick to appreciate, Slow to demand – quick to give, Slow to provoke – quick ...read more

  • Restitution And Forgiveness

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
     | 1,441 views

    Restitution and Forgiveness Keith Drury is a writer from the Wesleyan Church and in one of his books he touches on this whole subject of restoring relationships when talking about restitution. This is what he says. "Restitution deals with more than property. It is also going back and making ...read more

  • The Difference Between Hymns And Praise ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 19, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,662 views

    The Difference Between Hymns and Praise Songs A long time Christian went to the big city one weekend and attended a fancy big city church. He came home and his wife asked him how it was. "Well," said the man, "It was good. They did something different, however. They sang praise songs instead of ...read more